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From "Eric Yang (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Commented: (CHUKWA-369) proposed reliability mechanism
Date Tue, 18 Aug 2009 21:43:14 GMT


Eric Yang commented on CHUKWA-369:

Let's say if the scan frequency is set at every minute because we are set to close file per
minute and demux at the same frequency, and we have 100 collectors, (typical yahoo chukwa
cluster) this means the name node needs to handled 1.4 ls command per second.  In my opinion,
this design is too costly.  The robustness of HDFS writer should be handled in the hadoop
hdfs client or collector.  Name node should not bare this cost.

> proposed reliability mechanism
> ------------------------------
>                 Key: CHUKWA-369
>                 URL:
>             Project: Hadoop Chukwa
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>          Components: data collection
>    Affects Versions: 0.3.0
>            Reporter: Ari Rabkin
>            Assignee: Ari Rabkin
>             Fix For: 0.3.0
>         Attachments: delayedAcks.patch
> We like to say that Chukwa is a system for reliable log collection. It isn't, quite,
since we don't handle collector crashes.  Here's a proposed reliability mechanism.

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